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tar 1

 (tär)
n.
1. A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
2. See coal tar.
3. A solid residue of tobacco smoke containing byproducts of combustion.
tr.v. tarred, tar·ring, tars
To coat with or as if with tar.
Idioms:
tar and feather
1. To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.
2. To criticize severely and devastatingly; excoriate.
tarred with the same brush
Considered or described as having the same faults or bad qualities.

[Middle English, from Old English teru; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

tar 2

 (tär)
n. Informal
A sailor.

[Possibly short for tarpaulin.]

tar

(tɑː)
n
1. (Chemistry) any of various dark viscid substances obtained by the destructive distillation of organic matter such as coal, wood, or peat
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for coal tar
vb (tr) , tars, tarring or tarred
3. to coat with tar
4. tar and feather to punish by smearing tar and feathers over (someone)
5. tarred with the same brush regarded as having the same faults
[Old English teoru; related to Old Frisian tera, Old Norse tjara, Middle Low German tere tar, Gothic triu tree]
ˈtarry adj
ˈtarriness n

tar

(tɑː)
n
(Nautical Terms) an informal word for seaman
[C17: short for tarpaulin]

tar1

(tɑr)

n., v. tarred, tar•ring,
adj. n.
1. any of various dark-colored viscid products obtained by the destructive distillation of certain organic substances, as coal or wood.
2. coal-tar pitch.
3. smoke solids or components: cigarette tar.
v.t.
4. to smear or cover with or as if with tar.
adj.
5. of or characteristic of tar.
6. covered or smeared with tar.
Idioms:
1. beat, knock, or whale the tar out of, to beat mercilessly.
2. tar and feather, to coat (a person) with tar and feathers as a punishment or humiliation.
3. tar with the same brush, to regard as having the same unfavorable qualities as one whose shortcomings are known.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English tarr(e), ter(re), Old English teru, c. Middle Dutch tar, ter(re), Old Norse tjara; Middle English terren, Old English tierwian]

tar2

(tɑr)

n.
a sailor.
[1740–50; perhaps short for tarpaulin]

tar

(tär)
1. A thick, oily, dark substance consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, made by heating wood, coal, or peat in the absence of air. See coal tar.
2. A solid, sticky substance that remains when tobacco is burned. It accumulates in the lungs of smokers and is considered to be a cause of cancer.

tar


Past participle: tarred
Gerund: tarring

Imperative
tar
tar
Present
I tar
you tar
he/she/it tars
we tar
you tar
they tar
Preterite
I tarred
you tarred
he/she/it tarred
we tarred
you tarred
they tarred
Present Continuous
I am tarring
you are tarring
he/she/it is tarring
we are tarring
you are tarring
they are tarring
Present Perfect
I have tarred
you have tarred
he/she/it has tarred
we have tarred
you have tarred
they have tarred
Past Continuous
I was tarring
you were tarring
he/she/it was tarring
we were tarring
you were tarring
they were tarring
Past Perfect
I had tarred
you had tarred
he/she/it had tarred
we had tarred
you had tarred
they had tarred
Future
I will tar
you will tar
he/she/it will tar
we will tar
you will tar
they will tar
Future Perfect
I will have tarred
you will have tarred
he/she/it will have tarred
we will have tarred
you will have tarred
they will have tarred
Future Continuous
I will be tarring
you will be tarring
he/she/it will be tarring
we will be tarring
you will be tarring
they will be tarring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tarring
you have been tarring
he/she/it has been tarring
we have been tarring
you have been tarring
they have been tarring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tarring
you will have been tarring
he/she/it will have been tarring
we will have been tarring
you will have been tarring
they will have been tarring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tarring
you had been tarring
he/she/it had been tarring
we had been tarring
you had been tarring
they had been tarring
Conditional
I would tar
you would tar
he/she/it would tar
we would tar
you would tar
they would tar
Past Conditional
I would have tarred
you would have tarred
he/she/it would have tarred
we would have tarred
you would have tarred
they would have tarred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tar - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residuetar - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
bitumen - any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
coal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
2.tar - a man who serves as a sailortar - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
Verb1.tar - coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"

tar

noun
Informal. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt.
Slang: gob.
Translations
قُطْرانيَطْلي بالقار
dehetdehtovat
tjære
aszfaltozbekátrányozkátrány
tjaratjarga
dervadervuotasištepti derva
darvadarvotnodarvot
dechtdechtovať
katran
katrankatranlamak

tar

[tɑːʳ]
A. N
1. (= substance) → alquitrán m, brea f, chapopote m (Mex)
low/middle tar cigarettescigarrillos con contenido bajo/medio de alquitrán
2. (also Jack Tar) (o.f.) → marinero m
B. VT [+ road, surface] → alquitranar
to tar and feather sbemplumar a algn
to be tarred with the same brush (fig) → estar cortado por el mismo patrón

tar

[ˈtɑːr] n
(on roads)goudron m
(in cigarettes)goudron m
low-tar cigarettes → cigarettes fpl à faible teneur en goudron

tar

1
nTeer m
vt road, fenceteeren; they are all tarred with the same brush (fig)sie sind alle vom gleichen Schlag; to tar and feather somebodyjdn teeren und federn

tar

2
n (old Naut sl) → Teerjacke f (hum), → Seemann m

tar

[tɑːʳ]
1. ncatrame m
low-/middle-tar cigarettes → sigarette a basso/medio contenuto di catrame
2. vt (road) → incatramare
he's tarred with the same brush (fig) → è della stessa razza

tar

(taː) noun
any of several kinds of thick, black, sticky material obtained from wood, coal etc and used eg in roadmaking.
verbpast tense, past participle tarred
to cover with tar. The road has just been tarred.
ˈtarry adjective
of or like tar; covered with tar.

tar

n (cigarettes, shampoo, etc.) alquitrán m
References in classic literature ?
Come," cried Tars Tarkas, "we must make for the cliffs.
They were rapidly overhauling us when Tars Tarkas cried to me to hasten ahead and discover, if possible, the sanctuary we sought.
It seemed the forest now or nothing, and I was just on the point of motioning Tars Tarkas to follow me in that direction when the sun passed the cliff's zenith, and as the bright rays touched the dull surface it burst out into a million scintillant lights of burnished gold, of flaming red, of soft greens, and gleaming whites--a more gorgeous and inspiring spectacle human eye has never rested upon.
That I could scale them I knew full well, but Tars Tarkas, with his mighty bulk and enormous weight, would find it a task possibly quite beyond his prowess or his skill, for Martians are at best but poor climbers.
Our relentless pursuers were now close to us, so close that it seemed that it would be an utter impossibility for the Jeddak of Thark to reach the forest in advance of them, nor was there any considerable will in the efforts that Tars Tarkas made, for the green men of Barsoom do not relish flight, nor ever before had I seen one fleeing from death in whatsoever form it might have confronted him.
He was, I should say, a hundred yards in advance of his closest companion, and so I called to Tars Tarkas to ascend a great tree that brushed the cliff's face while I dispatched the fellow, thus giving the less agile Thark an opportunity to reach the higher branches before the entire horde should be upon us and every vestige of escape cut off.
My captor, whose name was Tars Tarkas, was virtually the vice-chieftain of the community, and a man of great ability as a statesman and warrior.
This fact, and the similar occurrence during my first talk with Tars Tarkas, convinced me that we had at least something in common; the ability to smile, therefore to laugh; denoting a sense of humor.
The principal chieftain then evidently signified a desire to see me perform, and, motioning me to follow, he started with Tars Tarkas for the open plaza.
Now, I had made no attempt to walk, since my first signal failure, except while tightly grasping Tars Tarkas' arm, and so now I went skipping and flitting about among the desks and chairs like some monstrous grasshopper.
Tars Tarkas advanced toward me, holding out one of his arms, and we thus proceeded to the plaza without further mishap.
Her name, as I afterward learned, was Sola, and she belonged to the retinue of Tars Tarkas.